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African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland.[X]
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.[X]
African American fashion designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design. (2)
Costume design -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Dressmaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Hough (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
Hough Area Development Corporation. (2)
Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
Wicker, Amanda, 1900-1987. (2)
African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African Americans -- Mortality -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. (1)
Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations. (1)
Crosby Furniture Company. (1)
Crosby, Fred McClellan, 1928- (1)
E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Fashion shows -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Fast food restaurants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Forest City Hospital. (1)
Franchises (Retail trade) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
McDonald's Corporation. (1)
Minority business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Operation Black Unity. (1)
Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
United States. CSA/Office of Community Services. (1)
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. (1)
Urban League of Cleveland. (1)
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1Title:  Fred McClellan Crosby Papers     
 Creator:  Crosby, Fred McClellan 
 Dates:  1971-1976 
 Abstract:  Fred McClellan Crosby (b. 1928) was the President of Crosby Furniture Company and active in the Cleveland, Ohio, African American community. Crosby served on various boards such as the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Minority Economic Development Corporation, Council of Small Enterprises and the Cleveland Business League. He was active in numerous civic groups as well, including the Y.M.C.A., Urban League, Forest City Hospital, Glenville Development Corporation, Goodwill Industries, Boy Scouts and United Torch. The collection consists of photocopies of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and correspondence. This collection pertains primarily to Fred Crosby's business, career and civic activities in Cleveland's African American community. 
 Call #:  MS 4198 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Crosby, Fred McClellan, 1928- | Forest City Hospital. | Crosby Furniture Company. | Urban League of Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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2Title:  E. F. Boyd and Son Funeral Home Records, Series II     
 Creator:  E. F. Boyd and Son Funeral Home 
 Dates:  1919-1987 
 Abstract:  E. F. Boyd and Son Funeral Home is one of the oldest African American funeral homes in Cleveland, Ohio. Known earlier as Boyd's Funeral Home, the name was changed to E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home in 1938 when William F. Boyd joined his father, Elmer Franklin Boyd, in the business. Branches were opened in East Cleveland, Ohio in 1972, and in Warrensville Heights, Ohio in 1996. They arranged the funerals of many of Cleveland's most prominent citizens, white and black, as well as lesser known individuals. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, funeral books, and notes. The funeral books comprise the bulk of the collection and include name, age, cause of death, date of funeral, type of casket, place of death, birth date, spouse's name, parents' names and cost of arrangements. The collection is of value to those researching the funeral business in Cleveland, Ohio, particularly that of Boyd Funeral Home, as well as those interested in genealogy, mortality and occupational information on African Americans in Cleveland. click here to view the searchable index to the funeral records contained in this collection 
 Call #:  MS 4908 
 Extent:  15.50 linear feet (15 containers and 3 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home (Cleveland, Ohio) | Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | African Americans -- Mortality -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy.
 
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3Title:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design Records     
 Creator:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design 
 Dates:  1942-1983 
 Abstract:  The Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design was a Cleveland, Ohio, dressmaking, tailoring and fashion design school founded in 1925 by Amanda Wicker, primarily for young African-American women. Wicker retired and sold the school in 1979, which was still in operation in 1990. The collection consists of style show programs; also newspaper clippings, and miscellany. The style show programs include much advertising for Cleveland Afro-American businesses. 
 Call #:  MS 4490 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Wicker, Amanda, 1900-1987. | Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American fashion designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Fashion shows -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Costume design -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Dressmaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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4Title:  Hough Area Development Corporation Records     
 Creator:  Hough Area Development Corporation 
 Dates:  1967-1985 
 Abstract:  The Hough Area Development Corporation (f. 1967) was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, by DeForest Brown in conjunction with African American professionals and neighborhood leaders in the wake of the Hough riots by DeForest Brown to aid in bringing economic prosperity to Cleveland's Hough neighborhood. Dedicated to African American self-determination, the group initially met in secret in order to prevent competition for dollars and outside attempts to control it. The group promoted African American business entrepreneurship and better housing. The collection consists of board minutes, correspondence, clippings, legal papers, financial records, reports, and the working papers of the corporation's offices. 
 Call #:  MS 4222 
 Extent:  27.30 linear feet (28 containers and 1 oversize volume) 
 Subjects:  Hough Area Development Corporation. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hough (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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5Title:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design 
 Dates:  1924-1979 
 Abstract:  The Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design was a Cleveland, Ohio, dressmaking, tailoring and fashion design school founded in 1925 by Amanda Wicker, primarily for young African-American women. Wicker retired and sold the school in 1979, which was still in operation in 1990. The collection consists of certificates, proclamations and awards related to the education, business, and philanthropic interests of Amanda Wicker, the school's owner. 
 Call #:  MS 4605 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Wicker, Amanda, 1900-1987. | Clarke School of Dressmaking and Fashion Design. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American fashion designers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Costume design -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Dressmaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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6Title:  Operation Black Unity Records     
 Creator:  Operation Black Unity 
 Dates:  1969-1976 
 Abstract:  Operation Black Unity was a coalition of groups and people, founded in 1969, interested in the progress of the African American population of Cleveland, Ohio. Membership consisted of churches, black nationalists, and civil rights groups. The organization was co-chaired by Reverend Donald S. Jacobs, Reverend Jonathan Ealy, and William O. Walker. One of its main projects was securing African American ownership of McDonald's restaurants in the city of Cleveland. The collection consists of minutes, reports, speech texts, correspondence, pamphlets, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous memorabilia. 
 Call #:  MS 4633 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Operation Black Unity. | McDonald's Corporation. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Minority business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Franchises (Retail trade) -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Fast food restaurants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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7Title:  Hough Area Development Corporation Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Hough Area Development Corporation 
 Dates:  1983-1989 
 Abstract:  The Hough Area Development Corporation (f. 1967) was formed in the wake of the Hough riots by DeForest Brown in conjunction with African American professionals and neighborhood leaders to aid in bringing economic prosperity to the Hough neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Dedicated to African American self-determination, the group initially met in secret in order to prevent competition for dollars and outside attempts to control it. The group promoted African American business entrepreneurship and better housing. The collection consists of board minutes, reports, correspondence, audits, and newspaper clippings. The collection pertains to the final years of the organization's existence, when local financial support eroded and the Office of Community Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services obtained its assets. 
 Call #:  MS 4609 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Hough Area Development Corporation. | United States. CSA/Office of Community Services. | United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Housing -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hough (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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